Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Limited Crafty Time! Yikes!


I'm struggling to get crafty time right now. :( Booo! But when I do, it is quite enjoyable. :) Yay! We are on a quick little Spring Break trip now in our home state and enjoying nature walks, tennis, golf, and fishing. So far we've really enjoyed it.

I have some cards to share that I was able to make on Saturday after I got some housecleaning finished. I had recently ordered the Mama Elephant Pandamonium stamp set. Hee hee. I've been eyeing it for a long time -- my "bestie" is a Panda nut, so I tend to notice them wherever I go. (They are quite cute.) I wanted to get this set so I could make some things for her and I've got two for that little collection started already.

This card was inspired by the MFT Sketch Challenge, my Blueprints 22 die set and Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Flags.
I snuck in that sweet panda and balloon to make it a birthday card - using the sentiment from Totally Happy stamp set. I pulled the papers from the remnants of a 6x6 American Crafts/Dear Lizzy pad (Lucky Charm, I think.) I love how the colors matched the inspiration photo from the Just Us Girls Challenge.
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I'm also playing along with Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge - Use Your Favorite Embellishments,(Love these new cork adhesive shapes I picked up from Michael's. I've already nabbed a second pack!), and Seize the Birthday Challenge.
Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenges
I want to share another card I made using the Pandamonium set.
I plan to make several more of these with the bears holding the balloons from ME's Party Kit set. It's perfect together. (I'm positive I'm not the first one to do this - but I'm tickled to have two sets that complement each other so well.)
For this one, I have a patterned paper strip on the side of the card panel, while using washi tape strips to "ground" the little cutie. The sentiment is from Altenew's Label Love stamp set. (I stamped it in PTI's Hibiscus Burst ink, as well as the darling balloon. I love that pink with the black & white of the bear.)
I'm entering this card in a few challenges, as well:
One more card! And, I'll hush!
This one is super CAS and I so love it! :) I used the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch and the colors over at MFT's Color Challenge to get me going.
I used my Tim Holtz "Rays" stencil and Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade, masking off a square section with Post It Notes. I added some bits of Distress Glitter after stamping my sentiment from MFT's Blue Skies stamp set. I cut the blue panel (scrap cardstock, not sure of color or manufacturer name) using the large rectangle from MFT Blueprints 13.
I also played along with AAA Cards - Easter Colors challenge and the current MUSE Card Challenge.
Well, that's all for tonight! Wow. That was plenty, I reckon. Sad to be so lacking on my blog and missing my bloggy time, but hoping it will pick back up soon. I will get way grouchy if I can't! ;-)
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit! I hope you liked everything. It's so fun to get crafty and then have someone to share it with. :)
God Bless,
Romans 8:31   (NKJV) New King James Version
        What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
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  1. That little panda is so cute! Nice work combining all of those challenges. Great colors and design. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  2. Love your bright fun card and the pandas are adorable too:) xx

  3. Love your sentiment Mandy and a fabulous take on our challenge.
    Thanks so much for linking up and playing along at AAA Cards.

  4. Lovely, cute cards! Thanks for sharing with us over at Addicted to CAS!

  5. Super cute panda cards and sunshine card! Love that sun rays stencil!

  6. Oh Mandy, this is absolutely darling! Love the panda and use of the elements! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  7. Love that cute panda and your pretty colors! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls and Seize the Birthday!

  8. Such an adorable set with the pandas! Love the one with the bright coloured balloon and washi tape --- cute!! Thanks for playing along at ATCAS.

  9. What a cut little panda, Mandy! I love the pink balloon! So glad you shared this with us at ATCAS!

  10. Mandy - Your panda cards are so BEARY adorable - both of them!! The first one, I love the patterned papers you used and the style and design of the card!!! The second one - love the way you used washi tape for the panda to stand on!! And your last card was just so sunny and beautiful - Very excited about the way that one turned out!!! Hope you keep having fun and enjoying your family!!

  11. Mandy, this is so cute! Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week and I hope you'll join us again soon.

    Em AKA Creative Em
    613 Avenue Create DT

  12. This is a wonderful design and perfect CAS.Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  13. Lovely cheery card! Thanks for joining us at Seize The Birthday :)

  14. Cute card! Great papers and an adorable image! Thanks for playing with us here at 613 Avenue Create.
    Chana, Owner

  15. What a treat! Three wonderful cards - your last one is my favorite!

  16. What adorable cards! I really love your cork embellishment too! How fun! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week! We hope you will play along with us again soon!

  17. I can relate to not having enough crafty time - and it is great to see what you created in your limited time! All the cards are really fun but the third one with the sunshine (what a fabulous greeting!) really caught my eye! Thanks so much for sharing at AAA Cards this week Jill

  18. This is so adorable! I'm loving the cork as well. Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  19. Your yellow rays of sunshine are just right!!! So glad you could play along with us at AAA Cards.

  20. Mandy--your rays masked are so effective as the centerpiece on your card! And I hear ya--I too feel that grump coming on. It's therapudic right? Sleep would be good too, but too many cool things to make! Lol :) Thanks for joining us on the MFT Challenge! :)


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